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The Daily Prep List: 08.26.21


Attracting Today’s Restaurant Workers Amid Staggering Shortages

QSR Magazine 8/26

Not a week goes by without news of the country’s worsening labor shortage. For restaurants and other industries that rely on young, entry level workers, the divide has left franchisees and business owners grappling with a clear path forward that fixes their employment problem without draining their resources.

Restaurants Get Creative to Attract and Keep Workers

Restaurant Business 8/25

Around the country, restaurants large and small are adding new tricks to their toolboxes when it comes to hiring and keeping workers.

Food Industry Policy

California lawmakers weigh statewide vaccination requirement for indoor restaurants, venues

Sacramento Bee 8/25

Nearly everyone in California could be required to prove they’re fully vaccinated before entering restaurants, bars, movie theaters, gyms, hotels, stadiums and other indoor establishments under a draft of a proposed new law.

OpenTable Joins With Secure ID Firm CLEAR To Streamline Vaccine Verification For Diners, Restaurant


As San Francisco and other major cities begin requiring proof of a COVID vaccination for indoor dining, online restaurant reservation provider OpenTable is partnering with secure identity firm CLEAR to help establishments check diners’ vaccine status.

On the Side

Democrats will pass the PRO Act by any means necessary

Washington Examiner 8/26

Though the PRO Act lacks sufficient Democratic support to pass the Senate through regular order, employers and workers should be on guard for those pushing the PRO Act to enact its anti-worker, anti-small business reforms by any means necessary.

S.F. faces ‘sluggish’ tourism recovery, with visitor spending below half of 2019 levels

San Francisco Chronicle 8/25

Tourists are returning to San Francisco, but a full recovery won’t come until around 2025, the city’s tourism bureau said Wednesday.

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